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DeAndre Wilkes charged with robbing St. Charles bank

2:07 PM, Jun 28, 2012   |    comments
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St. Charles, MO (KSDK) - The suspect of a St. Charles, Missouri bank robbery Wednesday morning has been identified. DeAndre A. Wilkes of St. Charles has been charged with first-degree robbery.

St. Charles police say around 10 a.m. they received a report of a robbery at Commerce Bank in the 1100 block of First Capitol Drive.

A witness in the area had called police shortly before the robbery to report an occupant of a two tone blue Chevrolet Astro or GMC Safari van. That information was passed to neighboring agencies, and at 10:17 a.m. St. Ann police stopped a vehicle matching that description on eastbound Interstate 70.

When investigators responded to the scene they determined the man in the van was the suspect, and 33-year-old Wilkes was then identified by bank employees.

Wilkes had tried to disguise himself as a woman during the robbery, and authorities believe he aborted a robbery attempt earlier that morning at PNC Bank.

Money was also recovered from the scene.

Wilkes is currently being held at the St. Charles County Jail.

Bond is set at $200,000.

KSDK

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